A Magical Musical Fairy Tale
Available in Print, Audio & eBook
In the Beginning:
Part One of the Trilogy
by Margot Elaine Jones
Beneath the Dragonwood Trees is the boog-e-hole where wolves lurk, giants await and naughty children quake at the very mention of the place! There ain’t no stars and the wind don’t blow deep in Ficklewood Forest as a brave boy risks his life to save his talking animal pals!
Entertain the whole family with this original, orchestrated, magical adventure!
A musical fairy tale, Beneath the Dragonwood Trees: In the Beginning – the first in the Beneath the Dragonwood Trees trilogy – takes us into the woods on a journey reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Peter and the Wolf, and even a hint of Jaberwocky by Lewis Carroll. What lies ahead in this enchanted forest of wacky witches and a lost boy and stalwart furry and feathered friends?
Original songs, score, and a wild-haired storyteller guide us on our way – in this Broadway style escapade of a boy’s quest – with his talking animal pals, to catch the dreaded Wolf and win a badge of honor.
In the end, Peter learns a great lesson – that the love between family and friends is far greater than a badge of honor.
Nationally-acclaimed Director, Composer, Choreographer, Independent Filmmaker and thirty year veteran of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Margot Elaine Jones brings us this Broadway style musical magical fairy tale.
Written story telling is at it’s best when it includes rich illustrations, a full cast audio recording with full orchestra accompaniment! And be sure to listen to the special bonus interview.
WHAT AN AMAZING CAST!
Creator of Beneath the Dragonwood Trees, Margot is the author, director, composer, illustrator, as well as one of the performers. Margot plays Lillabell Bird, Pancho Duck, and North Wind.
Alumni of Lee Strasberg Acting Institute and California Institute of the Arts. Multi-talented Charles Moselle is our Musical Arranger, Recording Engineer, musician and character voice actor. He has performed in concert with Robin Williams and jazz luminaries, Stanley Clarke, Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, Eddie Henderson and Frank Sinatra Jr. to name a few. Charles performs the roles of Ravenous Wolf, Foogie Tree, Old Boom Oak, North Wind, and the Compass.
Best known for her long career as a singer songwriter, Buffy Ford Stewart plays Grandma Piper and Maple Tree.
She has also recently released a print and audiobook book The Blanket and The Bear: A Whimsical Story of the Endless Possibilities of Love.
Rebecca plays Alessendra the Storyteller who brings our story to life, as well as Purrina Kitten Cat, and Peter Piper.
Ester performs the roles of Nanny Picklesickle, Otis the Hunter, and Fur Tree
Jeanne Lauren performs Ortica – the purple Giant, and Bonnie Jean.
Corine Kason plays Witch Wickety, Queen Fairyfoot, and JB the Hunter.
Oscar Salabert performs the roles of Grandpa Vernon, Farfull Bear, Bucky the Hunter, and Morfus the blue giant.
Benjamin Bossi plays Sire Bumbles, Whisper the Great, and Larch Tree.
GET TO KNOW MARGOT
AUTHOR / COMPOSER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / PERFORMER
Margot Jones wears many hats – director, choreographer, screen writer, composer and producer. Her PBS documentary, “Encore for Ruby” the Story of an American Ballerina, and the San Francisco Ballet traveled throughout PBS stations nationwide.
While in Los Angeles. She learned the techniques of screen writing working at Anlac Productions for renowned Oscar winner, Stirling Silliphant. She studied acting at the Comedia Repertory Theater in Palo Alto and played the student nurse in the now classic film Harold and Maude.